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Thomas Gervais
Bac (Poly), Ph.D. (MIT)
Associate Professor
Department of Engineering Physics

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 3752 Fax: (514) 340-3218 Room: B-582.4

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Transport phenomena at the microscale
  • Low Reynolds number hydrodynamics
  • Microfluidics and Nanofluidics: Theory and applications to lab-on-a-chip technology and bioMEMS
  • Biomedical lab-on-a-chip: applications in cancer research

Publications

Recent publications
Book chapter
Boulais, E. & Gervais, T. (2018). Hele-Shaw flow theory in the context of open microfluidics : from dipoles to quadrupoles. In Open-Space Microfluidics: Concepts, Impementations, Applications. Wiley-VCH.
Journal article
Marimuthu, M., Rousset, N., St-Georges-Robillard, A., Lateef, M.A., Ferland, M., Mes-Masson, A.-M. & Gervais, T. (2018). Multi-size spheroid formation using microfluidic funnels. Lab on a Chip, 18(2), 304-314. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1039/C7LC00970D
Conference paper
St-Georges-Robillard, A., Masse, M., Patra, B., Orimoto, A.M., Strupler, M., Mes-Masson, A.M., Leblond, F. & Gervais, T. (2017). Chemosensitivity analysis of co-culture spheroids on-chip using hyperspectral fluorescence imaging. Paper presented at the 21st International Conference on Miniaturization in Chemistry and the Life Sciences (microTAS), Savannah, GA, ÉU (pp. 1579-1580).
Conference paper
Guay Lord, R., Simeone, K., Lateef, M.A., Peant, B., Carmona, E., Saad, F., Mes-Masson, A.M. & Gervais, T. (2017). Micro-dissected tissue array: a chip-based strategy for morphological and immunohistochemical evaluation of therapeutic response. Paper presented at the 21st International Conference on Miniaturization in Chemistry and the Life Sciences (microTAS), Savannah, GA (pp. 1284-1285).

Teaching

Undergraduate level

  • PHS1101 : Vector mechanics for engineers (2008-2012)
  • PHS1102 : Electromagnetic fields (2009)
  • PHS1902 : Intro to engineering physics and project (2009-2013)
  • PHS2107 : Classical Mechanics (2010-2016)
  • GBM3810 : Biomicrosystems (2009-2014)
  • PHS1205 : Physical Thermodynamics

Graduate level

  • GBM8871 : Biomicrosystems (2015- )
  • BMDE508 : Introduction to micro- and nanobiomicrofluidics (2010- , McGill, hosted by D. Juncker)

Supervision at Polytechnique

COMPLETED

  • Master's Thesis (2)

    • Rousset, N. (2016). Simulation numérique de l'opération de pièges microfluidiques à échantillons (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from http://publications.polymtl.ca/2376/
    • Astolfi, M. (2015). Tumeurs micro-disséquées sur puce microfluidique (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from http://publications.polymtl.ca/1846/

Press review about Thomas Gervais

May 18, 2017, Urbania, Les ondes sont partout. Est-ce dangereux, docteur ? Les explications de Thomas Gervais, professeur adjoint au Département de génie physique à Polytechnique Montréal.
March 10, 2017, Explora TV, Les ondes électromagnetiques Entrevue de Thomas Gervais, professeur adjoint au Département de génie physique de Polytechnique Montréal et de Jérôme Poulin, diplômé au doctorat en génie physique de Polytechnique.  
April 7, 2016, Radio-Canada, Peut-on dormir en sécurité près de notre cellulaire? Propos de Thomas Gervais, professeur au Département de génie physique de Polytechnique Montréal.